Trust in Advertising has been on sale for two days and I’m completely overwhelmed by the support and messages from everyone. Some of you are stalking your mailman waiting for your print copy to arrive, some of you were so impatient you ordered ebook and print, Kindles were downloading it, people overseas are patiently awaiting packages, and I heard some of you even stayed up all night reading! I cannot thank you enough for the support and the smiles. It’s impossible to explain the feelings of gratitude I have to all of you for your kindness.
I hope you’ll let me know what you think after you read it. Good, bad, and everything in between. Who did you love? Who did you hate? What made you laugh? Favorite lines? If you have questions for me, send them to me at email@example.com I’d love to hear them.
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I am thrilled to share the first review for Trust in Advertising.
Huge thanks to Jennie over at Random Chalk Talk for her awesome review on release day!
I was lucky enough to be an early reader for this fantastic novel and I cannot sing its praises enough. Victoria Michaels has brought us yet another wonderfully written novel that captivates us from the very beginning. As with her other novel, I could not put this one down and was completely captivated by the story of two people who reconnected after so many years and found themselves within each other. Their lives, which were seemingly different from the outside looking in, were beautifully woven together through fantastic writing and fast paced drama, revelations, and a cute little girl who will do anything she can to make her uncle happy.
There are so many things to love about this novel that I can’t begin to list them all, but the fact that the characters are so very well written is key to this novel. Their spit fire dialogue and interaction makes them come alive with every turn of the page. Vincent comes across as an arrogant, selfish man but Lexi will have none of it and gladly calls him it many times. Vincent is dating the supermodel Jade whom you find it easy to hate for many reasons because she is written so well. It is hard to read a novel if the characters are not believable, but Michaels definitely has this craft under her belt and some authors could take a few pointers from her!
To read her full review click here:
And make sure you take some time to check out Random Chalk Talk. It’s full of great books, informative reviews, links and lots of fun!
It’s midnight and Trust in Advertising is ON SALE now.
Click the picture below to go to Omnific’s website:
I’m so incredibly proud of Trust in Advertising and I have to take a minute to thank the amazing people who helped me on this journey.
Huge thanks to everyone at Omnific for their support, their encouragement, and all their hard work on Trust. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by such a skilled team. Thank you for everything!
A few shout outs -
To Bev, my editor- I truly cannot thank you enough. You taught me so much, kept me sane, helped me cut things and not panic, and most of all because to helped make Trust something I’m so incredibly proud of that it brings tears to my eyes. (and I hate all that weepy stuff) Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
E- Thank you for giving me the chance to do this all again and believing in me and my writing. I appreciate all you have done for me and I love ya!
Micha- thanks for telling me to get my butt in gear, put myself out there and for telling me I’m not being annoying, even when I think I am
Emma – <3 You’ve been there since this was a little tiny seed in my head… a few words on a page that I sent you. Thank you for your undying friendship.
And Barb, where do I begin? You are the wind beneath my wings, the song in my heart, the smile on my face. You gave it to me straight, even when it was hard to hear, you pushed me to be the best I could be and you loved this story as much as I did. The cover is amazing, the book layout is perfection. But most of all, your friendship means the world to me and I adore you. Thank you…. a million times, thank you.
To the Thursday night ladies, and you know who you are- I love ya, thanks for all the laughs and support even way back when!! You rock!
Okay, before I get all weepy or start posting cheesy videos or something, I’ll say goodnight.
I appreciate the support from everyone and I’m truly humbled by the kindness and well wishes. I’m going to drink an appletini in celebration of tonight’s release and send a giant kiss to all of you!!
I’m so excited to share the Trust in Advertising official book trailer video that OmnificPublishing just posted to their You Tube channel! I think it captures the essence of the book perfectly and I owe that all to the brilliant woman who created the video as well as the cover. She knows the book inside and out and it absolutely shows. Thank you, B, from the bottom of my heart.
Here it is:
I hope you enjoy the trailer and that this leaves you wanting to know more about Vincent and Lexi – two characters who are very near and dear to my heart. I can’t believe we have just less than 24 hours until Trust in Advertising goes on sale!
Click here for the link to TiA at Omnific Publishing:
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the Trust in Advertising Goodreads Giveaway. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up so please make sure you stop over to Goodreads. Add me as your friend so I can see what you’re reading. I’m always in search of a great book to read!
It’s that time again- time to read a few long distance dedications. These come from a couple of very… unique individuals who I hope are in counseling programs somewhere in their home towns.
The first letter comes to us from a young lady with big plans, and an even bigger ego. Here is her letter…
It’s Jade. Yes, the international supermodel Jade, writing into your little radio show. You should feel very special because every radio host across the country would die for a letter from me. I heard if I write a letter and tell you what I want you to play, you’ll do it, so I want to hear ‘When I Grow Up’ by The Pussycat Dolls.
I know, you’re probably asking yourself why someone like me would want to hear a song about becoming famous when I’m already a household name. Well, my publicist says it would look good if I did something charitable to improve my image – whatever that means. Flip one nun the bird for driving too slow and everyone gets all pissy.
So to help all the young girls out there who dream on becoming… well, me… I decided to do something but rather than waste my time explaining to a bunch of losers how to be famous, this song pretty much sums everything up and then I don’t have to do anything.
Be a doll and play ‘When I Grow Up’ for all your pathetic listeners who have nothing better to do than sit in front of their radio listen to a bunch of sappy sob-stories from total strangers.
Of course no matter what they do, they’ll never be as famous as Jade.
Jade, I’m going to grant your long distance dedication – however I’m only playing it to serve as a lesson for my listeners. Mark my words, ladies, if all you concern yourself with is fame and fortune, you’ll turn out exactly like Jade – and you’ve just seen how repulsive that is.
This next letter comes to us from a young man named David who is interested in a young lady – but is having… trouble expressing himself. Either that or he’s stalking her… I’m not sure yet. But here is his long distance dedication.
Dear Mr. Kasem,
My name is David and I have a problem I’m hoping you can help me with. There’s this woman I’m interested in and I’ve done everything I can think of to entice her into my web and yet she still manages to resist my obvious charms. I’ve offered her a job, offered her dinner, sent her flowers, invited her to dance. When she still rejected me, I decided to drive by her apartment a few times and might even have borrowed my nephew’s binoculars and spied in her window on more than one occasion. I know that sounds creepy and I admit it is, but I’m desperate to make her mine and I thought if I knew every little detail about her and her life I might be able to learn the way to get her attention.
Unfortunately, her nosey neighbors threatened to call the police if they found me standing on the sidewalk outside her apartment again so I’m desperate. Could you please play “One Way or Another” by Blondie and just let her know I’m thinking of her…again?
Desperately David, I’ll play the song but more as a warning to this young lady than anything else. I hope she knows what’s going on and has contacted the local authorities or at the very least, bought a taser. I know someone who teaches self-defense as well, if you need the number…
That’s it for the long distance dedications for tonight. These last two are probably going to give me nightmares. My advice for the night is to stay safe, lock your doors and be nice.
Thanks for listening and as always, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.
I hope you enjoyed the silliness and maybe it gave you a little more insight into the characters you will be meeting in Trust in Advertising in a few more days. Have a great weekend!
Tonight, I thought I’d date myself as an old woman and do a little old-school Casey Kasem, American Top 4o style post. For those of you who don’t know who or what long distance dedications with Casey Kasem are – you make me feel ancient, but I love you anyway. Of course as a dear friend of mine pointed out today, when I was younger – there were no remote controls, internet, email or cell phones. We used to tape songs off the radio as the DJ talked over the beginning of the song and we answered the phone at our own risk, without caller ID. So yes – I grew up right around the Stone Age. (just ask my kids)
Anyhoo, regardless of age, I hope you enjoy this little bit of fun in honor of Trust in Advertising!
Good evening everyone, this is Casey Kasem and this is the Top 40 countdown. Once again, it’s time to reach into the mail bag and take a few listener dedications. This one comes from a young lady named Lexi, who is at a crossroads in her life and getting ready to take her first big step in a new direction. Here’s her letter…
My name is Lexi White, and I’m a long time listener, but this is my first time making a request. The reason I’m writing is because I’ve been missing a very special person in my life, my dad. Henry died three months ago, and I miss him very much. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in my second year of college. When I got the news, I immediately dropped out of NYU and came home to care for him. It’s a decision I will never regret. We spent the last few years of his life together, just he and I. I was blessed with the time to tell him how much I loved him and he reminded me every day of what a gift he thought I was.
I will treasure those memories always.
With him gone, I need a change of scenery, so I find myself moving from our little town to the bright lights of San Francisco to embark on what I hope will be… the adventure of a lifetime.
As I pack up the last few things in the house and say a final goodbye to my dad, will you please play “I’ll Remember ” by Madonna and dedicate it to my father who I will always carry in my heart, no matter where I travel.
Lexi, here is your long distance dedication:
This next letter comes to us from a young man who was so excited to write in, he apparently forgot to sign his name. I assume he goes by the initials VD and it sounds like he has a whole set of struggles of his own.
Why must I be surrounded by idiots? I know that sounds harsh and I guess it is, but a lot of things in my life aren’t going the way I planned. From the outside looking in, my life would look picture perfect, but from the inside… things aren’t always what they appear. I’m really a simple man, I work hard and I expect those around me to work as hard- is that really too much to ask? Assistants are supposed to lessen you workload not increase it with their incompetence, right? But I digress…
I was wondering if you would play (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction for me, so I can turn it up as loud as possible in my office and send the latest, useless, waste of space who calls herself my assistant to scurry away in hiding. (probably near the vending machines since she is endlessly consuming sticky snack cakes until the machine runs empty instead of doing her work) That would definitely make me smile.
VD, here is your most bizzare, and not really long distance dedication:
These next two letters, I’m not sure I should even share… this first one I might need to pass onto the authorities. The other is just plain rude. Due to the late hour, I’ll save those until tomorrow. Tune in then for a few more long distance dedications.
Remember to keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars… this is Casey Kasem saying- Goodnight.
So, over the last few days I’ve been giving little bits of this and little bits of that to set the stage for Trust in Advertising. Leigh, if you haven’t figured it out, is the executive secretary for Hunter Advertising and the go-to person for Vincent when he needs a, shall we say, ‘dissolution of employment’ with his assistants. She kindly offers them a shoulder to cry on, a tissue, and a token for the parking garage, then sends them on their merry way.
In his defense, there are a multitude of reason that Vincent’s new assistants don’t always work out. It’s not always his fault. Sometimes there’s a horrifyingly vile creature – a hellacious harpy – that shreds them and has them heading for the hills…
How bad can she be? You’ll have to see for yourself!
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the Goodreads Giveaway of Trust in Advertising already, I can’t believe the response so far. And thank you to everyone who has put TiA on their to-be-read shelves, I can’t wait for you to read it. Not much longer now!
I can hardly believe it’s only a week until Trust in Advertising goes on sale! I’ve been blessed to have a wonderful team of people helping me make the story the best that it can be and going above and beyond to make all the pieces fall into place and look gorgeous. I can’t help but smile when I see the cover knowing it’s the perfect casing for the pages inside. Huge thanks to everyone at Omnific for all their help in making Trust in Advertising a reality.
So, to celebrate the one week mark, I have a few things to share!
There’s a Goodreads Giveaway for a copy Trust in Advertising. Thanks to everyone who has signed up already! If you haven’t, click the link below to sign up. The giveaway ends July 27th so don’t miss it!
Vincent Drake can be unreasonable, however sometimes he’s completely justified in his firings. It’s not his fault some women find arrogant, condescending, and temperamental men…sexy.
What could Lexi possibly see in someone like Vincent? How will she be able to break through his emotional barriers and get him to open up? Check back for more updates, extras, and perhaps a peek inside the cover of Trust in Advertising!
There’s a Trust in Advertising page now on Facebook. All the pictures from the blog will be uploaded there. And I’m happy to tell you that Trust in Advertising is listed on Goodreads so make sure you put it on your to-be-read lists!
Vincent Drake has issues. One of which has him on the most hated list of every temp agency in the greater San Francisco area. Lexi White had no idea what she was in for when she started working at Hunter Advertising…
Can she hang on long enough to find TRUST in advertising?
All this week I’ll be giving you additional glimpses into Trust in Advertising as we get ready to launch the book on July 27, 2010. Check back often or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads for the latest.